A magical Christmas tale at The Curve

Last year, The Curve put a magnificent show called Princess Anastasia , which Noelle enjoyed a lot! This year it is quite similar but fewer characters. And Noelle ‘didn’t like it’; she developed some sort of ‘fear’! 🙄🙄 (probably kisah pergi sekolah😔)! But Nikki enjoyed it. She stood there for the whole 20 minutes without moving!

The Christmas decoration at The Curve this year is better though!

First play date at home since No3

Noelle has been expecting someone to come over to play with her for some months/weeks. In fact, at times, she even asked our neighbour Jessica to come over – which she didn’t make it!

Not that she is lonely, but I believe she wanted someone who could comprehend her at her own level and more than what her Mei Mei could (at least understand her instructions/ way of playing). That’s where there’s a saying that ‘friends are important too despite having siblings!’

And yes, she got her ‘wish’ granted today when EZ popped by! It was pre-arranged, of course, with one of mama’s closest friends (who of course my kids are also fond of and have no or not much stranger anxiety)! Also, I believe I could handle (and asked her for help if I needed) even with three!

We didn’t really plan anything as we have the usual schedule of swimming and free play. The most we planned is the food – and always the simplest – noodle soup!

I observe that as they grow, both have their own play demands. While both can understand/comprehend each other, they have their own ways of playing. The best similarity is ‘wanting to win’ over each other in games (there are growing competition)! But there were moments there could play with one another, of course – the best would have been the popcorn play!

This is our first playdate at home after Norrah and probably the last for the year 2017 – since we have so much going on in the month ahead (plus mama has butterfly in the stomach kinda feel 😫😢😑☹️😕🙄😓)!Also, it is really not easy to handle three during the play date – this time was ‘easy’ as Norrah has no stranger anxiety and our play date mum can carry her when I work around! Coupled with Nikki’s crankiness and clingyness, it has been a handful moment – so I have taken the least photos of them!

It definitely won’t be THE last play date at home; need to improvise and plan things!

Popcorn pretend play

Items required: paper (of different colour and thickness), marker pen, ruler, scissor and cellophane tape

There are free templates but I drew it as I don’t have access to our printer!

Activity with number 2 while number 3 looks on!

Basically just tear the paper for the popcorns!

Their night activity for the day!<video>

Sharing my thoughts on excessive screen time:

‘Life’ could have been easier; mealtimes quicker (possible?); I could do much of my personal stuff; I don’t have to bother about their activities, etc….

But that’s (the video says it all) reason for not having them glued on those screens!

Of course, they still do get their screen time, but with a limit – they (as of now is only Noelle) should know when, where and how long the screen time (especially ipad) .

They are in fact very addictive! Even watching YouTube – Noelle is guilty of such; but breaking the habit is an ‘accomplishment’ – just like yesterday at bedtime she told me proudly ‘mama I didn’t watch YouTube today (only abit tv🤣)!’

P/s: I am talking about my kids; not ‘yours’ – and a reminder to those who like to ‘bait’ our kids with screen times🙄

National Horse Show Carnival 2017 at Selangor Turf Club

An activities fb page shared about this event going on this weekend and so we went! Entry was free; in fact parking was free too! They provided free shuttle bus from the parking to the club! It has been some time Noelle took a ‘big’ bus; so she was pretty excited! It was Nikki’s first time on a big bus; so she was a little timid!

The carnival was more like a funfair! Some play like bouncing castle was free. Most (like flying fox and wall climbing) required coupons, which was easily purchased there! There were clown shows, horse feeding, horse petting and etc. They have food trucks and booths there too – the prices were reasonable! We spent close to two hours there!

It was a great experience for us!

Our first outdoor after more than two months

The girls needed a good sweat out after being ‘sick’ for two weeks or so. And we thought going outdoor will be better – since less chances of spreading of any virus (if still possible). 

In an hour (which already drained us – hubby and I), they played at the playground, flew kite and play bubbles. This also marked Norrah’s first outdoor activity with us – though she remained mainly asleep the whole time there! 

We had roast duck rice and ‘sai mai lor’ before returning home! The three of them knocked off for 2-3 hours simultaneously, giving hubby and I the needed rest & peace time! 😁😁😁

Nikki had her first roast duck <video>

Keep sake hands and feet with salt dough 

I kneaded the dough with the breadmaker: 2 cups flour + 1/2 cup salt + 1/2 cup water (or as needed – add slowly).

Then roll it and mold it with the hand/feet.

Bake under preheated oven of 170 degree celcius for one hour. Let it cool down before painting!

Not really sure why no.2’s inflated a little and was a little brown!

Apply glue before applying glitter!

End result: